Yo! This is Sammy, the co-host of Back Issue Bloodbath. Here’s a cool collection of new, notable and nerdy books for your pop culture pleasure and edification. Think of it as New Comics but for books…and eh…probably not weekly.
Getting a Life: The Social Worlds of Geek Culture
By Benjamin Woo (McGill-Queen’s University Press) – Nonfiction on sale February 28, 2018: Yo nerds! Or do prefer geeks? Benjamin Woo adds his two cents into that classic debate. Still doesn’t solve who is the best Star Trek Captain though…
All Our Wrong Todays
By Elan Mastai (Dutton) Novel on sale February 20, 2018: If you haven’t read All Our Wrong Todays in hardback, the paperback is out now. So you have an opportunity to right that wrong. It’s also a book with a time machine so if that’s true, you’ll always have time to read this excellent novel.
Just the Funny Parts: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys’ Club
By Nell Scovell (Dey Street Books) Biography on sale December 4, 2018: The Simpsons! Late Night with David Letterman! The Muppets! It takes a lot (A LOT!) of work to make a good t.v. show. It is damn near impossible to make a great show. Nell Scovell offers some fascinating and witty behind-the-scenes tales of how it is done.
Homey Don’t Play That!: The Story of In Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution
By David Peisner (Atria/37 Ink) Nonfiction on sale February 26, 2019: Fire Marshal Bill!! Handi Man!! Men on Film!! And of course…Homey D. Clown! David Peisner has penned a blisteringly overdue book recognizing one of the greatest comedy shows (man…Fox’s glory days are similar to what we’re seeing these days with Netflix!).
Pinball Wizards: Jackpots, Drains, and the Cult of the Silver Ball
By Adam Ruben (Chicago Review Press) Nonfiction on sale November 1, 2017: Adam Ruben’s Pinball Wizards! How surreal is it that pinball was banned until 1976 in New York City?! We hafta protect the children!!! Heh…long live the cult of the silver ball.
That’s all for now. Check ’em out!
If you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!